[Taxacom] wikipedia & taxonomical authority

Karl Magnacca kmagnacca at wesleyan.edu
Wed Jul 30 12:11:28 CDT 2008


On Wed, July 30, 2008 5:48 pm, Doug Yanega wrote:
> It's simple enough, then, Chris. Just edit the page. It took me a
> grand total of about 10 minutes to get the whole mess straightened
> out. If we, as taxonomists, refuse to contribute to efforts such as
> Wikipedia by investing a little of our time when we encounter a
> problem such as this, then we have no right to complain.

Especially considering that the pics on Wikipedia are extremely high
quality and easy enough to recognize, whereas the ones on the CSIRO site
are so poor they're hard to tell apart.

Karl
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Karl Magnacca
Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Zoology
Trinity College, Dublin 2
Ireland





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